Apple's Leather-Alternative iPhone 15 Cases Said to Have Different Texture

Rumors suggest Apple will not release leather cases for the iPhone 15 lineup, and today images were shared online claiming to show what an alternative leather-like case from Apple may look like, with leakers again suggesting they will use vegan materials instead of leather, but with a different feel and texture.

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Serial leakers @MajinBuOfficial and @DuanRui both shared case images on Twitter (now X) separately sourced from Weibo and allegedly based on Apple's official leather-alternative cases. The woven fabric cases are said to be made of a patchwork of two materials that are more eco-friendly with a smaller carbon footprint than cowhide leather, although there is little other information available at the current time. The colors shown are not believed to be representative of any official Apple case.

Claims that Apple will not offer new leather iPhone cases this year have previously come from three separate sources, so the rumor appears to be worth taking seriously. Apple first released a series of leather cases in 2013 alongside the iPhone 5S. A refreshed selection of colors has accompanied every new ‌‌iPhone‌‌ model since then, featuring minor design refinements, such as the addition of aluminum buttons and MagSafe.

Apple is likely to release its new lineup of official ‌iPhone 15‌ cases alongside the ‌iPhone 15‌ series, which is expected to be announced at an event set to occur on September 12.

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vercordio Avatar
12 months ago
"Vegan leather" is plastic. It's pleather with better marketing.
Score: 50 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tmanto02 Avatar
12 months ago
The year I move away from genuine Apple cases
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tomtad Avatar
12 months ago
Sir, vegan leather is plastic
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lanomds1 Avatar
12 months ago
I don’t understand why people care if vegan leather is plastic or not. What matters is that it feels, lasts and looks just as leather — but without cruelty in the process.

I was waiting for the day Apple would go vegan with its leather case and here it is ?
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
uller6 Avatar
12 months ago
Well I suppose Apple won’t be getting my extra $50 per iPhone anymore…
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CLS9 Avatar
12 months ago
I'm loving all the fancy new words and phrases for "plastic."
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